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New SSD Q300 Pro series extends storage capacities to 1024 GB

8th April, Neuss, Germany – Toshiba Europe GmbH (TEG) Storage Peripherals Division has announced its internal 2.5”/7mm Solid State Drives (SSDs) with advanced, high-performance 15nm flash memory technology. As well as enhancing performance and reducing power consumption, the evolution from 19nm to 15nm flash sees the maximum available capacity of the Toshiba SSD Q300 Pro family rise to 1024 GB [1].

Based on 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level-cell) 15nm flash memory, Toshiba’s Q300 series is ideal for users looking to upgrade their PCs by replacing conventional internal hard drives with highly responsive, power-efficient, shock-resistant solid-state alternatives. The flagship Q300 Pro models, which use 2-bit-per-cell MLC (multi-level-cell) 15nm technology, are designed to address the performance demands of high-end workstation users including graphic designers, gamers and business professionals.

The new SSDs feature a backwards-compatible SATA III interface that is rated for maximum data transfer rates of 6.0Gbit/s. Toshiba’s adaptive size SLC write cache advanced speed technology optimises processing speed to deliver sequential write speeds up to 530MB/s, while maximum sequential read speeds go up to 550MB/s. Maximum respective random read and write speeds are 92,000 IOPS and 63,000 IOPS for Q300 Pro models and 87,000 IOPS and 83,000 IOPS in the case of Q300 SSDs.

Toshiba’s Q300 Pro SSDs are available in capacities of 1024 GB, 512 GB and 256 GB. Capacity options for the Q300 SSDs are 960 GB, 480 GB, 240 GB and 120 GB. All of the drives offer support for native command queuing (NCQ), S.M.A.R.T. (self-monitoring analysis and reporting technology), zeroing TRIM and Patrol Read (this is only available with Q300 Pro). Models in the Q300 Pro series also feature Toshiba’s proprietary QSBC™ (Quadruple Swing-By Code) error correction technology, which helps protect data from corruption and further improves reliability.

MTTF ratings for all Q300 Pro and Q300 models are 1,500,000 hours.

The new 15nm flash-based drives will be available from April 2016. Standard warranty is five years for the Q300 Pro and three years for the Q300. Typical purchase prices (TPP) are expected to be as follows: 

 

Q300 Pro

Capacity

TPP

HDTSA25EZSTA

256GB

£105.00

HDTSA51EZSTA

512GB

£162.00

HDTSA1AEZSTA

1024GB

£324.00

 

Q300

Capacity

TPP

HDTS812EZSTA

120GB

£40.00

HDTS824EZSTA

240GB

£57.00

HDTS848EZSTA

480GB

£97.00

HDTS896EZSTA

960GB

£235.00

 

SSD Q300 Pro

 

Performance

 

Sequential Read Speed (measured with Iometer)

Up to 550 MB/s

Sequential Write Speed (measured with Iometer)

Up to 520 MB/s (1024GB, 512GB)
Up to 510 MB/s (256GB)

Random Read Speed (measured with CrystalDiskMark 4.1.0, 4kiB, QD32)

Up to 92,000 IOPS (1024GB, 512GB)
Up to 90,000 IOPS (256GB)

Random Write Speed (mesured with CrystalDiskMark 4.1.0, 4kiB, QD32)

Up to 63,000 IOPS (1024GB, 512GB)
Up to 58,000 IOPS (256GB)

 

Specifications:

 

Storage memory

 2-bit-per-cell A15nm NAND Flash

Capacity

1024GB, 512GB, 256GB

Controller

Toshiba TC358790

Interface

SATA III (6.0 Gbit/s, backwards compatible with 3.0 Gbit/s and 1.5 Gbit/s)

Max. transfer rate

6.0 Gbit/s

Advance Speed Technology

Adaptive Size SLC Write Cache Technology

Error Correction Code (ECC)

QSBCTM (Quadruple Swing-By Code)  

Deterministic Zeroing TRIM Support

Yes and requires OS support

Native Command Queuing (NCQ)

Yes

S.M.A.R.T Support

Yes

Garbage collection

Yes

Read only mode

Yes

Patrol Read

Yes

Thermal control

Yes

MTTF

1.500.000 hours

TBW (Client endurance workload specified by JESD219A Solid-State Drive (SSD) Endurance Workloads)

1024GB: 640TB
512GB: 320TB
256GB: 160TB

Operating temperature

0° C - 65° C

Non-Operating temperature

-40° C - 85° C

Power consumption

Active: 3.3 W typ. Idle: 125 mW typ.

Dimension

100 x 69.85 x 7 (mm)

Weight

53 - 54 g typ.

Warranty

5 years

 

 

Software & Services:

 

Cloning tool software

NTI Echo 3 (migration software) by download from http://www.toshiba.co.jp/p-media/wwsite/ssdkit/

Utility tool software

Toshiba Storage Utilities Tool by download from http://www.toshiba.co.jp/p-media/wwsite/ssdkit/

 

SSD Q300

 

Performance

 

Sequential Read Speed (measured with Iometer)

Up to 550 MB/s

Sequential Write Speed (measured with Iometer)

Up to 530 MB/s (960GB)
Up to 520 MB/s (480GB, 240GB)
Up to 450 MB/s (120GB)

Random Read Speed (measured with CrystalDiskMark 4.1.0, 4kiB, QD32)

Up to 87,000 IOPS (960GB)
Up to 86,000 IOPS (480GB, 240GB)
Up to 81,000 IOPS (120GB)

Random Write Speed (measured with CrystalDiskMark 4.1.0, 4kiB, QD32)

Up to 83,000 IOPS (960GB, 480GB)
UP to 73,000 IOPS (240GB)
Up to 40,000 IOPS (120GB)

 

 

Specifications:

 

Storage memory

 3-bit-per-cell 15nm NAND Flash

Capacity

960 GB, 480 GB, 240 GB, 120 GB

Controller

Toshiba TC58NC1000

Interface

SATA III (6.0 Gbit/s, backwards compatible with 3.0 Gbit/s and 1.5 Gbit/s)

Max. transfer rate

6.0 Gbit/s

Advance Speed Technology

Adaptive Size SLC Write Cache Technology

Zeroing TRIM Support

Yes and requires OS support

Native Command Queuing (NCQ)

Yes

S.M.A.R.T Support

Yes

Garbage collection

Yes

Read only mode

Yes

MTTF

1.500.000 hours

TBW (Client endurance workload specified by JESD219A Solid-State Drive (SSD) Endurance Workloads)

960 GB: 240 TB
480 GB: 120 TB
240 GB: 60 TB
120 GB: 30 TB

Operating temperature

0° C - 65° C

Non-Operating temperature

-40° C - 85° C

Power consumption

Active: 3.6 W typ. Idle: 0.3 W typ.

Dimension

100 x 69.85 x 7 (mm)

Weight

57 - 61 g typ.

Warranty

3 years

 

 

Software & Services:

 

Migration software

NTI Echo 3 (migration software) by download from http://www.toshiba.co.jp/p-media/wwsite/ssdkit/

Utility tool software

Toshiba Storage Utilities Tool by download from http://www.toshiba.co.jp/p-media/wwsite/ssdkit/

 

[1] One Gigabyte (1GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes and One Terabyte (1TB) means 1012 = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB= 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and 1TB = 240 = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system and other factors.

About Toshiba Storage Peripherals Division

Toshiba Europe GmbH Storage Peripherals Division, in Neuss, Germany, markets hard disk drives, solid state drives and flash storage solutions. Aiming at consumers and retailers in Europe, its current product range spans from HDDs, SSDs, memory cards, USB flash drives to wireless storage solutions. For over 40 years, Toshiba has been developing and manufacturing storage solutions used by most major IT and consumer electronics brands. For more information visit www.toshiba.eu/hard-drives 

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyle Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation”, and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 580 consolidated companies employing 199,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.6 trillion yen (US$55 billion).

To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.